Dreamy dream pop duo Ummagma take a surprising direction in their new single, ‘Caravan’. It’s a thumpingly percussive missile, tilted forward and racing like a sprinter in a 100m run. With a slight arabic air that is almost reminiscent of Remain in Light-era Talking Heads, there is a sparkling arpeggio with the intertwined vocals of Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon and guitar as wild and unhinged as anything Adrian Belew could produce. It is a crazy and extremely satisfying journey accompanied by a video as unpredictable as the song with its enigmatic global vignettes:
‘Caravan’ perfectly captures Ummagma’s incredible musical versatility and creativity.
The single comes off Ummagma’s forthcoming album – five years in the making – ‘Compass’ due out on 21 June 2019. You can get the single and pre-order the album though the band’s bandcamp site, otherwise ‘Caravan’ is available through all the usual digital sites.